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Do You Have Alignment Know-How? Ask the Alignment Maven, Ms. QuickTrick

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 8th, 2018 8:00am

Do You Have Alignment Know-How? Ask the Alignment Maven, Ms. QuickTrick Winter is a-coming! Not to mention the historic storms and fires from East to West coast. Rough roads, cooler temperatures, ice and snow. These all can negatively influence your tires and therefore alignment. So, here are the top 5 things to let you know you may need an alignment, followed by the top 5 things to be wary of when having an alignment done. How do you know? Handling – If your vehicle is drifting left or right, ...


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The Easy Mother's Day Gift Guide Part IV: Sweet Treats

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 13th, 2018 5:00am

The Easy Mother's Day Gift Guide Part IV: Sweet Treats Happy Mothers Day!  Are you planning something special for your Mom today?  Make it a special day for all the moms in your life with a moms-only dinner. If you're already preparing a special meal for Mom to celebrate mother's day, why not share the love by inviting the other moms (and mother figures) in your life, especially those who don't have kids, whose families have moved away, or otherwise won't be ...


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The Easy Mother's Day Gift Guide Part III: Sweet Treats

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 12th, 2018 5:00am

The Easy Mother's Day Gift Guide Part III: Sweet Treats You think your mom's the sweetest, why not show her this Mother's Day weekend?  A special Mother's Day gift can be as simple as it is sweet. Surprise your mom with a sweet treat this Mother's Day.  This is a great gift because it always fits your budget.  You could go all out and present her with a collection of artisan chocolates or a gourmet-prepared succulent cake, or you could keep it simple with ...


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The Easy Mother's Day Gift Guide Part II: A Road Trip for Two

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 11th, 2018 5:00am

The Easy Mother's Day Gift Guide Part II: A Road Trip for Two Looking to make Mother's Day weekend super special?  AskPatty is here for you! Surprise your mom with an easy and heartfelt gift: a weekend on the road for just the two of you.  This can be as extravagant or as simple as you like: if you want to book yourself into a fancy hotel in a nearby city, make it a spa weekend, and pamper yourselves, go for it!  If your tastes and/or your budget lean toward the modest size, ...


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The Easy Mother's Day Gift Guide Part I: A Handwritten Note

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 10th, 2018 5:00am

The Easy Mother's Day Gift Guide Part I: A Handwritten Note Searching in vain for the perfect Mother's Day gift?  AskPatty is here to help you. A great gift for mom is one that is personal and comes from the heart - not the one that costs the most money.  Taking the time to write a heartfelt, handwritten note on attractive stationery can speak volumes - even more than the words of the note itself.  This year, skip the Mother's Day card and present Mom with something ...


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What Is It Like to Be in a Car When the Airbag Deploys? My Airbag Story.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 25th, 2017 8:00am

What Is It Like to Be in a Car When the Airbag Deploys?  My Airbag Story. Have you ever been in a car crash and the airbags deployed?  I asked my car insurance lady this and she absolutely shuddered and said she hoped she never experienced it. I thought I would share my own personal experience with you. I was 26 at the time, and I was driving home after having what I thought was a really great meeting regarding potential sponsorship on my racecar. I was heading north, doing the speed limit and at ...


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How Long Should you Really Warm Up Your Car?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 24th, 2017 8:00am

How Long Should you Really Warm Up Your Car? Do you warm up your car?  Do you just twist the key and go?  Have you been told that it's best to let your car warm up for a few minutes before you start driving?  How long do you really need to let your car warm up? Are you ready for the answer?  All you need to do is let your car run for about 30 seconds and then you are good to go!  Having said that, don’t start driving accelerating hard or ...


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Oh No, My Battery is Dead! Do You Know How to Use Booster Cables?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 26th, 2016 8:00am

Oh No, My Battery is Dead!  Do You Know How to Use Booster Cables? Click Click Click...oh no, my battery is dead! Did you know that the average life of a battery is three years? When do you think most of the damage happens to your battery?  Summer? Winter?  Many of you are probably thinking winter, but the answer is summer.  In many vehicles the battery is located under the hood and in the summer it gets very hot under there and this deteriorates the battery.  However, ...


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Holiday Driving Preparedness - Are You Ready?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 21st, 2016 8:00am

Holiday Driving Preparedness - Are You Ready? Christmas is fast approaching and with that many of us will be travelling to visit family.  Some close and some far away. We’re so busy making sure that we have all of our gifts packed, kids fed and all of the other stuff that goes with the holidays that we sometimes to forget to make sure our vehicle is prepared.   I remember many years ago, we used to go to my grandparents on Christmas day and on Christmas Day ...


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What Type of Driver Are You?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 19th, 2016 8:00am

What Type of Driver Are You? What type of driver are you?  Of course, we’re all great drivers, aren’t we?  Just ask any of your friends and see what they say.  Having said that, 85% of crashes are due to human error.  So I guess we all aren’t great drivers after all.  How many people do you know who’ve taken any form of driver training after they got their driver’s license?  Do you practice driving every ...


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